India's Social Sector and SDGs: Problems and Prospects

Author:   Rangachar Govinda (Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India) ,  Poornima M. (Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138361515


Pages:   334
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Format:   Hardback
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India's Social Sector and SDGs: Problems and Prospects


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This book explores the intersectional perspective of sustainable social development in key sectors, such as education and skill development, health and nutrition, gender concerns, and food security and agriculture in India. It delves into contemporary concerns of poverty, employment and inclusive growth, and social marginalisation and inequality. The volume brings together the contributions of various stakeholders from academia, research organisations, NGOs and policymakers to address social-sector issues and sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the Indian context. It reflects on policies, strategies and performance in the context of Constitutional goals and the commitment to global SDGs and examines the character and contours of social development in the country. Comprehensive and topical, this volume will be useful to scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners of development studies, political studies, sociology and development economics.

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Author:   Rangachar Govinda (Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India) ,  Poornima M. (Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge India
Weight:   0.830kg
ISBN:  

9781138361515


ISBN 10:   1138361518
Pages:   334
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Foreword by Yoginder. K. Alagh Preface List of Figures and Tables List of Abbreviations Contributors Part I. Introduction 1. Social Sector Development in India: An Overview Rangachar Govinda Part II. SDG: Process and Outcome 2. Reflections on Sustainable Development Goals from the Perspective of Developing Countries: Transformative Change or Business as Usual? Mitu Sengupta Part III. Education and Skill Development 3. School Education in India and SDGs: Issues and Challenges Preet Rustagi, Swati Dutta and Deeksha Tayal 4. Knowledge, Skills and Sustainable Development: Role of Higher Education N. V. Varghese 5. Challenges Beyond Schooling: Skilling Youth to Realise the Goal of Vocational Education and Training in India Santosh Mehrotra and Vinay Swarup Mehrotra Part IV. Health, Nutrition and Food Security 6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 in the Indian Context: The Policy-Action Incoherence T. Sundararaman and Alok Ranjan 7. Public Health Policies: Generating Revenues or Relief? Imrana Qadeer 8. Macro-Masking of Micro Realities: Access to Food and Nutrition among Tribals Nitin Tagade and R. S. Deshpande 9. Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in India Mondira Bhattacharya and Ankita Goyal Part V. Gender Equality 10. Gender and Sustainable Development Goals Suneeta Dhar 11. Women's Work Participation and Maternity Protection Conundrum in India: Call for High-Priority Interventions Lakshmi Lingam Part VI. Poverty, Employment and Inequality 12. Are We Really Concerned About Employment: Some Reflections on India's Current Macroeconomic Policy Regime Praveen Jha 13. Exploring the Relationship between Economic Growth, Employment and Education in Indian States Mona Khare 14. Elite Dominance and Rising Inequality in India Zoya Hasan 15. Thinking Samata at the SDG Moment Manoranjan Mohanty Part VII. Conclusion 16. Making India's Development Inclusive: Centrality of Education and Health Muchkund Dubey Index

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Rangachar Govinda is Distinguished Professor at the Council for Social Development and former Vice-Chancellor of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, India. He was the J. P. Naik National Fellow for Studies in Education and Culture, Indian Council for Social Science Research. He has been a visiting professor at the Institute of Education, University of London, and the International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris. His areas of interest include primary education, decentralised management, leadership development, policy analysis, human rights and democracy. Poornima M. is Assistant Professor at the Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India. She holds a doctorate from the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has completed about four to five research and evaluation studies and is currently heading an ICSSR-sponsored Research Study on Reviving Government Schools . Her research interests include governance, elementary education, public sector reforms, local government, public policies and gender issues.

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